OPPO – the camera phone, has launched another mid-range device that brings full-screen display; the OPPO A79. The company started with 18:9 aspect ratio display venture with the launch of OPPO F5 that perceived positive response from the masses.
The OPPO A79 looks quite similar to the OPPO F5 “selfie expert” smartphone. The device incorporates a 6-inch FullView AMOLED display that has an aspect ratio of 18:9, with a screen resolution of 2180 x 1080 pixels. The display is almost bezel-less on the side edges and has slim bezels on the top and bottom.
We have Android 7.1.1 Nougat running under the hood based on company’s own Color OS 3.2 operating system. The VoLTE enabled and Dual SIM supported A79 is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. On the memory front, we get 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
OPPO brings a 16MP primary shooter with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 5P lens on the rear side of the smartphone. While, on the front we have another 16MP snapper with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 5P lens for selfie experience. The latter one also supports facial recognition feature for unlocking the device along with a fingerprint sensor located on the rear side for extra security of OPPO A79.
Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and GPS. OPPO brings a powerful battery backup of 3,000mAh unit supported with company’s own VOOC fast charging technology, ensuring that the device gets charged quickly.
Pricing and Availability
OPPO A79 is all set to go on shelves from December 1 in two colour options — Champagne and Black. The device will be made available in China with a price tag of CNY 2,399 (~PKR 38,200 or $365).
The phone is currently available for pre-order in China through the company’s own website. However, there is no official confirmation of A79’s international exposure but it is anticipated that the device will soon make its way to other markets including Pakistan and India.